Should Hanley Ramirez be moved from shortstop to third base next season? Should Andre Ethier be a platoon player?

These are two questions the Dodgers might have to address in the near future, Manager Don Mattingly acknowledged Thursday.

Ramirez was a shortstop his entire career until this season, when the Miami Marlins moved him to third base to accommodate free-agent addition Jose Reyes. Ramirez switched back to his old position when he moved to the Dodgers in July, as a thumb injury to Dee Gordon created a vacancy at shortstop. But Ramirez's play at shortstop has been uneven.